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    • 2016 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) Team Announcement & Selection Synopsis

      December 17, 2015

      The following athletes are selected from the 2015 December NorAm events to the 2016 Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway Feb. 12–21, 2016 in accordance with 15.1 and 2 of the Ski di fond Canada Selection Criteria for 2015-16 NST Competition Trips.

      2016 Youth Olympic Games Team Nominations

      Annika Richardson Hollyburn, BC
      Levi Nadlersmith    Downtown Nordic, Manitoba

      2016 Youth Olympic Games Alternate Athletes


      1. Hannah Mehain Sovereign Lake, BC
      2. Natalie Hynes Whitehorse, YK


      1. Antoine Laforte Skibec, QC
      2. Conor McGovern Red River Nordic, MB



      The team size for the 2016 YOG is limited by the FIS Qualification System which allows Canada a quota of 1 man and 1 woman. The selection was based on a combination of the qualifying and sprint final results at the Canmore NorAm plus the 10k and 5K free events at Sovereign Lake.

      Alternate athletes have been nominated in the event that one of selected athletes has illness, injury or is nominated and accepts selection to the 2016 World Junior Championships.

      The following is the ranking list of top 8 athletes for each selection category:


      Best Wishes from the selection committee to all the selected athletes for success at the 2016 YOG in Lillehammer and to all the athletes who participated in these selection races for the remainder of the racing season,

      Christine Hicks              CCC High Performance Committee
      Richard Lemoine           CCC High Performance Committee
      St├ęphane Barrette          CCC Director of Coach and Athlete Development
      Thomas Holland            CCC High Performance Director